Sarah Sanders Rips Media For ‘Elevating’ Omarosa: Press Has ‘Done More to Divide this Country’ Than Trump

Faced with a room full of reporters pushing for answers on President Donald Trump‘s repeated verbal attacks on people of color, Press Secretary Sarah Sanders took a note right from the Commander-in-Chief’s own playbook, bashing the media instead. She argued Trump has routinely sparred with his adversaries, former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman being no exception. The real issue, Sanders argued, was the press. “The president is always somebody who’s always going to fight fire with fire,” she said. “This is something that isn’t new and it’s something the American people knew when they voted for him and that overwhelmingly elected him to be the president of the United States.” She then slammed reporters for giving attention to Manigault Newman’s new book on her time in the White House, in which she alleges the president uttered the N-word, something Sanders would neither confirm nor deny, criticizing also coverage of last weekend’s Continue reading "Sarah Sanders Rips Media For ‘Elevating’ Omarosa: Press Has ‘Done More to Divide this Country’ Than Trump"

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Goes Off on Trump for ‘Shunning’ McCain During Bill Signing: ‘Where is the Grace?’

MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell condemned President Donald Trump‘s failure to mention Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) while signing a defense spending bill named in his honor Monday, stunned by what she called an intentional move to ignore the veteran battling brain cancer. Mitchell delivered the strong remarks in her newscast the following day, blasting Trump’s act of “all but jumping through hoops to avoid even mentioning John McCain by name, shunning the armed services chairman,” something she said was simply “extraordinary.” Her criticisms were echoed by Sen. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), who said the scene was “disgraceful.” “It was another example about how for Donald Trump, everything is about Donald Trump,” he told Mitchell. “It’s not about anything bigger, it’s not about the country, it’s not about an American hero who is chairman of the Senate armed services committee who, as you said, is very ill now and who Continue reading "MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell Goes Off on Trump for ‘Shunning’ McCain During Bill Signing: ‘Where is the Grace?’"

Michael Avenatti Announces His Political Platform, Met With Fear and Mockery

In his latest hint at a potential presidential run, Michael Avenatti tweeted out a list of his stances on a variety of social and economic issues Tuesday in a document titled “What I Believe.” While he said it isn’t a comprehensive summary of his platforms, he stressed that it was drawn up without the advice of a political consultant on “what to say or what to believe.” The list embraces a fairly liberal platform, calling for the protection of abortion rights, equal pay, and gun control,
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Ann Coulter Slams Trump For Hiring His Kids, Omarosa: Why Don’t You Pick Smarter People?

Amid emerging scandals plaguing President Donald Trump‘s White House over tapes of private conversations released by former adviser Omarosa Manigault Newman, conservative commentator Ann Coulter offered him some advice: hire smarter people. In a Howie Carr Show interview Tuesday, guest host Steve Robinson asked Coulter what Manigault Newman was doing in the White House in the first place. Coulter went on to argue the president should stop employing his family and friends, suggesting people like Jared Kushner and Trump’s daughter Ivanka had no grasp on politics. “The same question could be asked about Jared and Ivanka,” she said. “On one hand he could hire people who are smart and know a lot about politics and supported his agenda but whom he’s only known since he adopted that agenda when he ran for president, or he could hire people with no experience in politics because he’s known them a Continue reading "Ann Coulter Slams Trump For Hiring His Kids, Omarosa: Why Don’t You Pick Smarter People?"

Unite the Right Rally Deemed a Dud: More Lime Scooters Than White Nationalists

As Unite the Right protesters descended upon Washington, D.C. to commemorate the one-year anniversary of their 2016 Charlottesville, VA rally that turned deadly, it turned out that only a couple dozen showed up. Reporters on the ground immediately took note of the diluted support on Sunday, tweeting out photos and videos in which police appeared to far outnumber white supremacist demonstrators. Counter-protesters came out in greater numbers, marching through the capital under the watch of heavy police presence, which monitored the crowd to keep any flare ups in check. Jason Kessler, who was in D.C. leading the Unite the Right rally, even admitted his efforts fell flat, according to Mediaite’s Caleb Ecarma. Check out the first-hand accounts and reactions below:

Keith Ellison Denies Accusation made by Ex-Girlfriend’s Son that Congressman ‘Abused’ Her

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) flatly denied accusations he abused ex-girlfriend Karen Monahan, as she and her son Austin claimed otherwise on social media, recounting a dark period of “pure hell.” In a statement made Sunday, Ellison contended there was no video of himself and Monahan in an altercation as Austin had alleged in a Facebook post the previous day. “Karen and I were in a long-term relationship which ended in 2016, and I still care deeply for her well-being,” Ellison said, according to Minnesota Public Radio. “This video does not exist because I never behaved in such a way, and any characterization otherwise is false.” The congressman is now vying for his state’s attorney general seat, amid growing scandal over his alleged actions prompted by Austin’s account of the situation, which could prove damning if true. “My brother and I watched our mom come out of pure Continue reading "Keith Ellison Denies Accusation made by Ex-Girlfriend’s Son that Congressman ‘Abused’ Her"

Journalists React to Attack on NBC Reporter by Apparent Antifa Protester in Charlottesville: ‘Totally Unacceptable’

Just a year after deadly violence erupted at a Charlottesville, VA white nationalist rally, reignited tensions in the same city led to an attack on an NBC News reporter, who was heckled by a protester as his camera was shoved away. The incident happened Saturday night while correspondent Cal Perry, who was alongside the cameraman involved, covered a demonstration there. However, it appears the aggressor may have been a member of the anti-fascist group. “Fuck you, snitch ass news bitch. Fuck you,” he shouted in a video of the incident tweeted by Perry. The curses can be heard just before the camera is smacked away. Journalists including Continue reading "Journalists React to Attack on NBC Reporter by Apparent Antifa Protester in Charlottesville: ‘Totally Unacceptable’"